A love letter to you all from inside the epicentre, award-winning multi-national artist Kurt Phelan (Dirty Dancing, Rent, American Idiot) will present From NYC with LOVE – a one-off cabaret this Saturday 23 May 2020 at 10.00am AEST (Friday 22 May – 8.00pm USA/EST).
From NYC with LOVE is a musical love letter from NYC and a huge hug from the epicentre of this global hurdle, where Kurt has been living and working for the past year, stirring up the scene in such shows as Rent and directing and starring in Mondays at the Pub at the iconic Joe’s Pub.
The 22nd of May is also Kurt’s birthday and the last night in Manhattan before he makes the journey back to Australia to care for his father, which includes a mandatory 14-day solitary quarantine.
So, it seems the perfect night to celebrate a send-off with a cabaret! Tune in for an hour of fun, song, interactive Q&A, stories and that cheeky brand of cabaret that he has become so well known for both in NYC and back home.
“As I sit in my NYC apartment doing zoom meetings and looking down the barrel of being alone in a hotel for 14 days. I realise that I would like to give you all a parting gift,” said Phelan. “Isolation gave us all time to think. I found myself reminiscing and becoming very nostalgic.”
“When it came time to step outside my apartment the city felt somewhat magical. Mostly everything is closed and our industry is gone, but even through all of this NYC smiles. I wanted to share this with you all, celebrate my birthday and say goodbye to my NYC family whilst sending love to my Aussie one.”
“It has been a long time since many of my Aussie family, friends and fans have been able to see a show of mine. Being able to stream a new show enables me to bring together everyone I care for from across the globe in the best way I can imagine spending my birthday; and last moments in NYC before this epic journey home,” said Phelan.
From NYC with LOVE will be performed by Kurt along-side his husband – Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne, live from their house on the Upper West Side direct to the comfort of your lounge room. To watch, visit Kurt’s Facebook page or YouTube page. It can also be enjoyed after the live stream on either platform.
Image: Kurt Phelan – photo by Austin Ruffer